Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

PPIC Report Finds Reforms Would Improve the Way California Allocates Water »

November 18, 2015

Discusses a new report co-authored by Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson and Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program.

Sierra Sun Times

Satellite Data Has Important Role in Crop Yield Research »

November 12, 2015

Covers new paper co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) on using satellites to measure crop yields from space.

Farm Futures

Will Climate Change Wipe out the Coral Reefs? Watch an Expert Explain Why There’s Still Hope »

November 10, 2015

Interview with Senior Woods Fellow Steve Palumbi (Humanities and Sciences) on the future of the world's corals.

By Amelia Urry, Grist

To Save Water, an Underground Movement to Bank El Niño's Rainfall »

November 9, 2015

Cites a brief by Water in the West researchers which found that the $2.7 billion in Prop 1 funding for water storage could provide six times more storage capacity if spent on groundwater recharge projects than on construction of new...

By Bettina Boxall, LA Times

Toxin in crab among impacts of warm sea that alarm scientists »

November 7, 2015

Senior Woods Fellow Steve Palumbi (Humanities and Sciences) discusses the causes and potential impacts of warming West Coast waters.

By Peter Fimrite and Kurtis Alexander, SF Chronicle

Climate Change Signal Emerges from the Weather »

November 5, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) discusses the latest research linking global warming to extreme weather.

By Andrea Thompson, Scientific American

What Are The Economic Consequences of Climate Change? »

November 5, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology, Earth System Science) co-authors a blog analyzing the major takeaways of a recent study led by Woods Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) on the economic consequences of climate change...

By Chris Field and Katharine Mach, World Economic Forum Blog

Tackling Plastic Pollution With Worms »

November 4, 2015

Quotes Senior Fellow Craig Criddle on the surprising results of research on Styrofoam-eating mealworms.

By Ben Gruber, Reuters

Californians Take Drought Lessons From Down Under »

November 2, 2015

Quotes Rebecca Nelson, Non-resident Fellow, Comparative Groundwater Law and Policy Program at Water in the West, on how Australia handled an nine-year drought.

By Craig Miller, KQED

Stanford Project Maps Underground Water -- Aimed At Taking the Guesswork Out of Well Drilling »

October 30, 2015

Profiles research by Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Rosemary Knight on her work mapping underground water in California's Central Valley.

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

Scientists’ Warning: Extinction of Big Land Animals Forever Alters Environment »

October 26, 2015

Profiles paper co-authored by Woods Senior Fellow Elizabeth Hadly (Biology) on extinctions of large animals in North and South America since humans arrived.

By Peter Fimrite, SF Gate

How El Niño Will Affect the West this Winter »

October 26, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses how El Niño will affect California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Rocky Mountain states.

By Daniel Swain, Outside Magazine

The Next Food Revolution: Fish Farming? »

October 25, 2015

Quotes Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Ling Cao (Center on Food Security and the Environment) on how China's aquaculture sector will dramatically affect the availability of seafood across the globe.

By Michael Holtz, Christian Science Monitor

Race to Abate Arundo in Salinas River is Slow-Paced »

October 23, 2015

Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, discusses the concept of privately owning part of a river.

By Natalie Jacewicz, The Californian

Is Freshwater Supply More Dependent on Good Governance Than Geography? »

October 23, 2015

Discusses findings of study co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows Steven Gorelick (Earth System Science), Barton Thompson (Law) and Scott Fendorf (Earth System Science)

Climate Countdown: Study Says Most Countries' Economies Weaken With Every Degree of Warming »

October 21, 2015

Features study led by Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science)

By Seth Borenstein, US News (via AP)

Does Climate Change Affect Income? New Study Sees Robust Link »

October 21, 2015

Discusses findings of study led by Woods Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) showing that that national economic performance is closely linked to climate change.

By Pete Spotts, Christian Science Monitor

Environmental Educators In San Diego To Teach Awareness »

October 16, 2015

Quotes Center Fellow Nicole Ardoin (Education) on the opportunity to teach people about the environment in informal settings. 

By Matthew Bowler, KPBS

How Climate Change is Forcing Us to Rethink National Parks »

October 15, 2015

Profiles a study co-authored by Senior Woods Fellow Eric Lambin (earth system science) and Center Fellow Nicole Ardoin (education) on yellow cedars in Alaska that suggests climate change calls for new models of conservation.

By Story Hinckley, Christian Science Monitor

New Discoveries: Tiny Life »

October 14, 2015

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a blog on newly discovered tiny species. 

By Rob Jackson and Molly Michelson,

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